About Prairie Plant Systems Inc


IT System Administrator

Prairie Plant Systems, a leading plant biotechnology company specializing in biopharmaceutical and agricultural products, is seeking a self-driven individual to join the team as an Information Technology System Administrator in a full-time position. This position will be responsible for development and maintenance of secure, predictable, high-quality IT infrastructure.

As a member of a small, growing team of information technology and digital communications professionals your ideas can make an impact. Your knowledge and expertise gained from 8 or more years of systems/network administration will help shape and develop our corporate IT systems.

As a new role in a dynamic industry you can expect exciting projects with major influence towards solutions. Looking for candidates that are comfortable with design and planning as well as hands-on troubleshooting as our company continues to grow. You are an excellent communicator and can easily explain complex issues with non-technical staff. If you are looking for a rewarding career opportunity please apply early as this role will be filled quickly.


  • Participate in capacity planning and the development of strategic goals for systems and network in conjunction with end-users and department managers
  • Deploy, manage and maintain servers, network devices, firewalls, and their corresponding or associated software
  • Monitor security logs and network traffic for unusual or suspicious activity. Interpret activity and make recommendations for resolution
  • Provide hardware & software recommendations, design and verification for Microsoft Windows Servers, VMWare, and Cloud Services; to ensuring that availability, integrity & security is maintained
  • Reviewing infrastructure logs and performing problem, incident and root cause analysis reports
  • Assist with technology evaluations to strategically meet business requirements and standards
  • Capacity planning for server, network and security systems
  • Research, develop, document, implement, modify, and support new or existing systems
  • Participate in negotiations with vendors, outsourcers, and contractors
  • Provide assistance and cross-fill duties for other members of the ICT department


  • Strong technical knowledge of network, server and storage systems including Microsoft, VMWare, FortiNet, and Linux operating systems
  • Post-Secondary education in Information Technology with 8+ years’ experience within an enterprise IT environment
  • Experience documenting and maintaining configuration and process information
  • Advanced knowledge of virtual servers, network concepts, Virtual Private Network, mobile devices and computer hardware and software.
  • Experience in securing network devices, security devices, operating systems, and Internet access
  • Strong customer services orientation, proven analytical and problem-solving abilities with the ability to effectively prioritize and execute tasks in a high-pressure environment
  • Strong interpersonal, oral and written communication skills
  • Technical certifications in network, IT security and server virtualization.
  • ITIL and/or CIPS Information Systems Professional designations would be an asset.

Salary will be based on skill levels and education. PPS offers a comprehensive benefits package. Incumbents will be required to pass a Government of Canada Security check, a criminal record check, a pre-employment drug test, and must hold Canadian Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status.

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Prairie Plant Systems has grown significantly through development and acquisition of our key subsidiary companies:

CanniMed Ltd.

CanniMed Ltd. was established in 2013 to provide Canadian patients with access to a standardized and trusted supply of pharmaceutical-grade cannabis under the Marihuana for Medical Purposes Regulations (MMPR) governed by Health Canada.

SubTerra LLC

Sub Terra LLC is a plant-based pharmaceutical manufacturer committed to the production of Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (APIs) such as high value proteins and phytochemicals.

PPS Fruit Trees

Decades of research and development have made PPS a leading supplier of fruit trees to orchards around the world. Our continued commitment to excellence can be seen in the uncompromising quality of every plant PPS grows and sells.